MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack joined elected officials and supporters today to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. When completed, the Rail Trail will be located through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and …Continue Reading Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward
Engineering works have begun on another solar farm on MassDOT’s highway right-of-way on Route 3 in Plymouth. Once complete the site will be home to 649 kilowatts of solar voltaic panels, enough to power approximately 120 Massachusetts homes. Contractors were on site in June installing …Continue Reading GreenDOT: MassDOT Solar Project in Plymouth
Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. …Continue Reading 2nd Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest!
Massachusetts was recognized today for its many bicycle initiatives ranking 4th in the nation as a Bicycle Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists. “This is a tremendous recognition of our collective efforts and the many initiatives in place throughout the Commonwealth which have …Continue Reading Massachusetts Bicycle Friendly: 4th in Nation
Spring has finally arrived! It’s time to dust off those bikes and strollers in the garage, find that favorite pair of shoes, and go outside. However you choose to enjoy the weather, consider exploring the coastal trails in the Merrimack Valley region. Visitors can walk, …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Helps Connect Regional Trail Network
The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS) and Greenfield Public Schools announced a city-wide kickoff of a walking school bus program at three Greenfield elementary schools at an event this week. The City of Greenfield has been a Massachusetts Safe Routes to School partner …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School Celebrates Greenfield Walking School Bus Kickoff
The day is approaching quickly! On Wednesday, May 6th, thousands of elementary and middle school students will participate in hundreds of events within Massachusetts communities as they walk and bike to school. Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day is a statewide event through the …Continue Reading Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day: May 6th
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was recognized this week with an Excellence in Transportation Demand Management Award at the Association for Commuter Transportation’s (ACT) Regional Patriot Chapter Conference in Newport, Rhode Island. MassDOT was presented with an award for their Safe Streets Smart Trips …Continue Reading MassDOT Receives Excellence in Transportation Award
MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division has announced the FY 2016 award recipients for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. A total of 44 applicants, including Regional Transit Authorities, are receiving approximately $10 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced
Bay State Bike Week is almost here! Massachusetts will honor bicycle transportation with a week long series of events from May 9th -17th. Organize your own event or join one during this week to show that bicycling can be a fun, healthy, safe, and sustainable …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: May 9-17
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